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On January 8, 2021, the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) announced that it would impose temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and their products near the place where the Danish highly pathogenic avian influenza occurred.
Due to the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Viborg, Denmark, from January 1, 2021, the import of poultry and its products in Viborg will be temporarily restricted. Poultry products that meet the requirements of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for avian influenza virus inactivation and heat treatment will not be affected by import restrictions. Poultry products exported from the city of Viborg before January 1, 2021 and slaughtered before December 11, 2020 will continue to be accepted for import.
In order to facilitate customs clearance of other poultry and poultry products, when poultry and products are imported, the attached veterinary health certificate should also include the following additional certifications:
a. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) are notifiable diseases in exporting countries.
b. According to the definition of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), poultry derived from meat are not vaccinated with H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza vaccine.
c. Poultry meat and meat products are not poultry originating from the cities of Viborg and Randers, Denmark.
d. Meat-derived poultry was born, raised and slaughtered in Denmark, or day-old chicks legally imported from a country with the same poultry health status.
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